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Chez



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Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 16 10:22 am    Post subject: Potato varieties for storage?  Reply with quote    

What varieties can I plan to plant that will store well? My potatoe source has dried up

sean
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 16 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wilja's a good all-rounder for cooking and stores well.

tahir



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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 16 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Anya lasts really well

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
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Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 16 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oh good. I haven't duck mine up yet (I didn't plant them till July, though)

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 16 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

King Edward is an old variety, but that stores well. I also grow Desiree which is also all right. The main thing is to have a cool, frost free, dark, place to store them. I can keep mine until about Christmas in the centrally heated house in a potato sack. It would be far better with a cellar, but we don't have one.

Green Rosie



Joined: 13 May 2007
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Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 16 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Desiree does store well but I find it crops intermittently for me.

Chez



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 16 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My supplier down the road looks to be back in business - the farmer died and I thought the family would stop; but they have signs up again, I've just paid 6 for 25kg of Wiljas. If they're going to continue doing it, then I guess that it's a better use of my space to grow more expensive things.

I reckon we get through about 100kg a year. What sort of cropping area do you think you'd need to get that?

gythagirl



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Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 16 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sarpo Miro keep well, crop well and are huge!

Green Rosie



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Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 16 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Chez wrote:


I reckon we get through about 100kg a year. What sort of cropping area do you think you'd need to get that?


How long is a piece of string? Some years I get a fabulous crop but this year they went in late after a cold spring and got hit by blight early so were horribly small. Average commercial yield is around 40 tonnes per hectare so if my maths is right* for 100kgs you'll need around 25m2.

#Disclaimer - my maths could be totally wrong

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 16 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You'd also need to be able to store them all year, which I don't think I could manage.

Green Rosie



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 16 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If I manage to grow a good crop I generally find I can successfully store them only to March, not beyond.

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